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Student Printmaking on Display in Brooks Gallery

Aug 17, 2016

The Fairmont State University School of Fine Arts announces a comprehensive printmaking retrospective. The 109 prints included in this exhibition showcase the work of Fairmont State students over the past seven years, and the work represents students from both Printmaking I and Printmaking II. All work was done via the media available at on-campus print facilities, including linoleum relief, intaglio (dry points and etchings done on zinc plates) and polyester plate lithography.

Students were encouraged to explore the various processes and to learn the strengths of each one to convey their personal vision. Common themes of the show are related to course assignments that include, but aren’t limited to:

  • Working with a figurative element, be it human, animal or implied.
  • Finding meaning in the mundane characteristics of ordinary everyday objects or places.
  • A personal response to popular culture, most visibly movies, music, games and celebrities.

“These prints highlight the creative strengths of our past and present students and function strongly as a cohesive print show,” said Jeremy Entwistle, FSU Gallery Director. “We invite you to visit the exhibition at our flagship J.D. Brooks Gallery on the fourth floor of Wallman Hall.”

Admission to the show is free and open to the public during on week days from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The show will run through Sept. 9. For more information, call (304) 367-4147.

School of Fine ArtsArtDepartment of ArtJeremy Entwistle